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    Alberta Fishing Regulations document


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Important Management Messages
     ● Message from the Minister
     ● Alberta's Fisheries Management System
     ● How to use this guide
     ● Important Changes for 2018
     ● Do You Have a Suggestion or Comment?
     ● Species at Risk
     ● Important Definitions

     ● Notice to Anglers
     ● Recovery of Tagged Fish

Alberta’s Fish Stocking Program
     ● Stocked Lakes List

Licences and Costs
     ● Online Licensing: Things You Should Know
     ● Draws for Special Walleye Licences
     ● Recreational Licensing System
     ● Alberta Sportfishing Licence Fees

Provincewide Regulations
     ● Spearfishing / Bowfishing
     ● Sportfishing in Provincial and National Parks
     ● Sportfishing in Cold Lake
     ● Competitive Fishing Events
     ● Important Notice: Fish Consumption Advisory

Report A Poacher
     ● 1-800-642-3800 or #3800 (TELUS Mobility)

General Sportfishing Regulations
     ● Sportfishing Seasons
     ● Catch Limits
     ● Releasing Live Fish
     ● General Sportfishing Restrictions
     ● Use Caution on Ice
     ● Gill Nets
     ● Buying and Selling Fish
     ● Never Cull Fish
     ● Tips on Releasing Fish
     ● Be Bearsmart While Angling
     ● Releasing Prohibited Fish
     ● Measuring Fish Length
     ● Cleaning and Transporting Fish
     ● Gaffs and Gaff Hooks
     ● Fishing with Bait
     ● Fishing with Bait Fish
     ● Hooking Mortality from Bait
     ● Collecting Bait Fish
     ● Crayfish
     ● Access to Fishing Waters
     ● Illegal Stocking of Fish


Sport Fish Identification
     ● Sport Fish of Alberta
     ● Trout Identification

Fish Management Zones
     ● Maps and Watershed Boundaries

Tables Guide
     ● Regulations Tables Are Easy to Use!

Fish Management Zone 1 — Eastern Slopes
     ● Watershed Unit ES1
     ● Watershed Unit ES2
     ● Watershed Unit ES3
     ● Watershed Unit ES4

Fish Management Zone 2 — Parkland-Prairie
     ● Watershed Unit PP1
     ● Watershed Unit PP2

Fish Management Zone 3 — Northern Boreal
     ● Watershed Unit NB1
     ● Watershed Unit NB2
     ● Watershed Unit NB3
     ● Watershed Unit NB4

Further Inquiries